BRIDGE Rededicates One Church Street in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2021—BRIDGE Housing celebrated the rededication of One Church Street with the release of a video that brought key partners together virtually.

The nine-minute video (https://vimeo.com/553012638) features San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman; the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) Director Eric Shaw; Ari Beliak, Merritt Community Capital Corporation; Kenji Tamaoki, PGIM Real Estate; Daisy Ding, One Church Resident; and Smitha Seshadri, BRIDGE Housing.

One Church consists of 93 affordable apartment homes originally developed by BRIDGE in 2002. After nearly 20 years in service, BRIDGE restored and enriched the physical condition and sustainability of the building as well as preserved and enhanced the property’s affordability, long‐term operations, and quality‐of‐life for the residents. One Church serves families whose incomes are between 50%-60% AMI. Thirty-one of the 93 homes offer even deeper affordability with Project-Based Section 8 subsidies and 12 apartments are set aside for HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with Aids).

The property features an abundantly landscaped interior courtyard that offers a large play area for children as well as many seating options throughout tiered levels. Due to its central location in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood, residents enjoy access to several Muni stops right outside the building, as well as numerous amenities, like two grocery stores across the street and plentiful public parks.

Financial partners for the restoration include the City and County of San Francisco; San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; PGIM Real Estate; Merritt Community Capital Corporation; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HOME & HOPWA); California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee. The rehabilitation architect was Marx|Okubo Associates, and the rehabilitation General Contractor was Saarman Construction.

For more information about BRIDGE, visit www.bridgehousing.com.

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